LOS ANGELES — Nick Lachey will escape the attacks and battery drain associated with last year’s incident when he tried to take the phone away from a photographer.
The incident, which took place in Beverly Hills, California last March, came after the singer spent the night with his wife Vanessa Lachey and a friend.
In a video of the incident released by TMZ, Nick Lachey, the lead singer of 98 Degrees, pulls up to the paparazzi in his car. After he spots her, he climbs into the car, trying to take her phone.
He spoke about his actions on Twitter.
“Last night, after a great dinner with my wife and our dear friend, the paparazzi harassed us when we were returning to the hotel,” he said. tweeted while. “I obviously overdid it. I’ve been in this game long enough to know that their antics are unfortunately part of the deal. Silly of me. Made.”
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said that instead of filing charges, Lachey will take part in a program that requires him to attend anger management classes and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
“Mr. Lasha has not been charged with assault and battery. Instead, he is participating in the LADA Prefiling Diversion program, which was established in 2017,” the District Attorney’s office said in a statement. “Successful completion of the pre-filing program will result in that no criminal charges will be filed.”